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Russian Aeronautical Collection

Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Names:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan.  Search this
Extent:
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newspapers
Reports
Articles
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1876-2006
Summary:
The Russian Aeronautical Collection is a mix of technical, historical, and cultural reference materials, including originals or copies of articles, documents and other historical materials relating to Russian and Soviet aviation from the Tsarist period through the Soviet era. The collection focuses on key events, personalities and aircraft designs, and certain subject areas are covered in depth, including the life and career of Igor Sikorsky, the transpolar flights of the 1930s, Soviet aviation in the Spanish Civil War, and the operational history of the Soviet Air Force in World War II.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets/booklets, magazines/journals, reports, monographs, manuscripts, bibliographies and a few photographs.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
This collection was arranged by the creator first by what chronological era the subject matter dealt with, then alphabetically within each era by file unit title. Von Hardesty also created a grouping of materials that deals with aircraft design and designers and another grouping that contains reference material. Groupings and materials are in the order that the processing archivist received them which also correspondes to the guide that Von Hardesty created.

The processing archivist added the last 2 series which covers materials that were not listed in the original guide to the collection.

There are 8 series:

Series I: 1885-1917

Series II: 1918-1940

Series III: 1941-1945

Series IV: 1946-Onwards

Series V: Design

Series VI: Reference

Series VII: Loose Materials

Series VIII: Administrative Material
Biographical / Historical:
The Russian Aeronautical Collection (RAC) was assembled over the course of two decades by Von Hardesty, curator in the Aeronautics Division of the National Air and Space Museum. The RAC developed as a research project linked to the publication of Hardesty's book Red Phoenix: The Rise of Soviet Air Power, 1941 -1945 (first published in 1982.)
Provenance:
Aeronautics Division / Von Hardesty, Transfer, 2006
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics -- Russia  Search this
Endurance flights  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspapers
Reports
Articles
Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0034
See more items in:
Russian Aeronautical Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2006-0034
Additional Online Media:

Papers

Author:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86150872 http://viaf.org/viaf/47562428/ http://dbpedia.org/resource/Igor_Sikorsky  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dnr DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80015691 http://viaf.org/viaf/29661946  Search this
Burndy Library http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dnr DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83827146 http://viaf.org/viaf/149783636  Search this
Author:
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
4 items
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Manuscripts (documents).)
Sources
Date:
1958
1958-1971
Topic:
Helicopters  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001372 A
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_179380

Serge Gluhareff Papers

Creator:
Gluhareff, Serge Eugene  Search this
Names:
Sikorsky (Aircraft manufacturer)  Search this
Gluhareff, Michael.  Search this
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((3 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Correspondence
Logbooks
Diaries
Date:
bulk 1920 -1986
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 0.20 cubic feet of material relating to Serge Gluhareff's career with Sikorsky Aircraft including: photographs; news clippings; correspondence; philatelic materials; immigration paperwork; and his pilot's licenses, medical certificates, and ratings. Notable figures who appear in the photographs (in addition to Serge Gluhareff) include Michael E. Gluhareff; Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky; H. Franklin Gregory; Dimitry D. "Jimmy" Viner; Reginald Alfred Charles Brie; Charles L. "Les" Morris; and Leslie Bradford Cooper. Aircraft seen in the photographs include the Sikorsky (VS-317) S-51; Sikorsky S-39 Sport Amphibion; Sikorsky (VS-316A, S-48) XR-4; Sikorsky (VS-317, S-51) XR-5; Sikorsky (VS-316A, S-48) R-4B (H-4B); Sikorsky S-43 Amphibion (Baby Clipper); Sikorsky VS-300 ; and the Sikorsky S-37 "Ville de Paris" ("Southern Star"). Also in the collection are digital image files scanned from a diary, loaned for copying by the donor, written by Serge Gluhareff's wife, Norma. These pages contain both her written recollections of Serge and his career, as well as photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Serge Eugene Gluhareff (1903-1958) was an engineer who worked on several major Sikorsky aircraft models. Gluhareff was born in Russia in 1903 and went to school in Finland from 1919 to 1924, obtaining an engineering degree from the School of St. Alexis. While in Finland, Serge and his brother Michael (also an engineer) built and flew their own gliders. Serge and Michael came to the United States in 1924 and went to work for the Sikorsky Aero Engineering Corp. in Westbury, Long Island, New York as engineering draftsmen. Serge rose through the ranks becoming engineering supervisor at the Sikorsky plant in College Point, Long Island (1926-1929), then executive engineer (1934-1943) and later assistant engineering manager for research and development at the Stratford, Connecticut facility, a position he held from 1943 until he was forced to retire for health reasons in 1954. Serge had a long and close association with Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky and was the project engineer for important Sikorsky models such as the Sikorsky S-39 Sport Amphibion; Sikorsky S-40 Clipper; Sikorsky S-42 Clipper; Sikorsky VS-44; Sikorsky S-34; and the Sikorsky S-36. Serge also assisted in the development of Sikorsky's early helicopter models, including the Sikorsky VS-300. Serge obtained his pilot's license in 1928 and acted as test pilot for some early flights of the VS-300. Serge was also a member of many professional organizations including the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences; American Helicopter Society; Society of Automotive Engineers; and the Connecticut Association of Professional Engineers.
Provenance:
David Gluhareff, Gift, 2015
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Sikorsky (USA) VS-300 Family  Search this
Sikorsky (VS-316A, S-48) YR-4B (YH-4B)  Search this
Lockheed WV-2Q (EC-121M) Warning Star  Search this
Sikorsky S-39A Sport Amphibion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Correspondence
Logbooks
Diaries
Citation:
Serge Gluhareff Papers, Accession 2015-0050, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0050
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0050

Igor Sikorsky letter to John Hays Hammond, Jr., dated Sikorsky Aircraft, Bridgeport 1, Connecticut, 27 November 1953

Correspondent:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Addressee:
Hammond, John Hays 1888-1965  Search this
Former owner:
Lende, H. W. Jr. DSI  Search this
Associated name:
Sikorsky Aircraft (Firm)  Search this
Author:
H.W. Lende, Jr. Manuscript Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) ; 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (documents)
Date:
1953
Topic:
Military helicopters  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Call number:
MSS 002123 A
Restrictions & Rights:
Use by appointment with Dibner Library staff.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1101926

Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, Medal [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Beck, R.  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1972
Image number:
JUL J0125330
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_125331

Sikorskiĭ : vo slavu Rossii / V.R. Mikheev

Author:
Mikheev, V. R (Vadim Rostislavovich)  Search this
Subject:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Physical description:
100 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Russia
Date:
2000
20th century
Topic:
Airplanes--History  Search this
Call number:
TL540.S54 M55 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_816238

Seventy-five years of aviation firsts / written by Harry Pember ; designed by Charlene Weaver ; cover design by Matt Grasso

Title:
75 years of aviation firsts
75 Sikorsky Aircraft 1923-1998
Seventy-five Sikorsky Aircraft 1923-1998
Author:
Pember, Harry E. 1949-  Search this
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Sikorsky Aircraft (Firm)  Search this
United Aircraft Corporation Sikorsky Aircraft Division  Search this
Subject:
Sikorsky Aircraft (Firm)  Search this
United Aircraft Corporation Sikorsky Aircraft Division  Search this
Physical description:
92 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Connecticut
Stratford (Conn.)
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Helicopters--History  Search this
Aeronautics--History  Search this
Airplanes--History  Search this
Aircraft industry  Search this
Aerospace industries  Search this
Call number:
TL714 .P46 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_620183

The story of the Winged-S : with new material on the latest development of the helicopter : an autobiography / by Igor I. Sikorsky ; with many illustrations from the author's collection of photographs

Title:
Winged-S
Author:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Ill:
Pont, Charles E (Charles Ernest) 1898-  Search this
Former owner:
Ramsey, DeWitt C (DeWitt Clinton) 1888-1961 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 276 p., [40] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1944
1944, c1941
Topic:
Sikorsky aircraft  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Call number:
TL540.S54 A3 1944
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542362

The story of the Winged-S : late developments and recent photographs of the helicopter : an autobiography / by Igor I. Sikorsky ; with many illustrations from the author's collection of photographs

Title:
Winged-S
Author:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Former owner:
Train, William F (William Frew) 1908- DSI  Search this
Miller, A. C. Col. DSI  Search this
Subject:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 280 p., [45] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1958
Topic:
Sikorsky aircraft  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Call number:
TL540.S54 A3 1958X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542399

'Heelicopter' : pioneering with Igor Sikorsky : based on a personal account / by William E. Hunt

Title:
Helicopter, pioneering with Igor Sikorsky
Author:
Hunt, William E  Search this
Subject:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Hunt, William E  Search this
Physical description:
229 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Helicopters--Design and construction--History  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542798

Whirlybirds : a history of the U.S. helicopter pioneers / Jay P. Spenser

Author:
Spenser, Jay P  Search this
Subject:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Piasecki, Frank N  Search this
Young, Arthur M. 1905-  Search this
Hiller, Stanley  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 497 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Helicopters--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_543621

Reflections on a pioneer : presented at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, May 24, 1989 / Sergei I. Sikorsky

Author:
Sikorskiĭ, S. I  Search this
Subject:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
Topic:
Sikorsky helicopters  Search this
Helicopters--History  Search this
Call number:
TL716.9.S5 S57 1989
TL716.9.S5 S57 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_402103

Krylʹia Sikorskogo / G.I. Katyshev, V.R. Mikheev

Author:
Katyshev, G. I (Gennadiĭ Ivanovich)  Search this
Mikheev, V. R (Vadim Rostislavovich)  Search this
Subject:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Physical description:
414 p., [48] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1992
Topic:
Airplanes--Design and construction--History  Search this
Call number:
TL540.S54 K19 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_453141

Igor Sikorsky, the Russian years / K.N. Finne ; Carl J. Bobrow and Von Hardesty, editors ; translated and adpated by Von Hardesty

Author:
Finne, K. N  Search this
Bobrow, Carl J. 1952-  Search this
Hardesty, Von 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Physical description:
223 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Aeronautical engineers)--Biography  Search this
Ilʹia Muromets (Bomber)  Search this
Call number:
TL540.S54F513 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_370008

The aviation careers of Igor Sikorsky / Dorothy Cochrane, Von Hardesty, Russell Lee

Author:
Cochrane, Dorothy  Search this
Hardesty, Von 1939-  Search this
Lee, Russell 1956-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Subject:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
207 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
TL506.U6W3732 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_384774

Aviakonstruktor IgorʹIvanovich Sikorskiĭ, 1889-1972 / G.I. Katyshev, V.R. Mikheev ; otvetstvenyĭ redaktor V.N. Dalin

Author:
Katyshev, G. I (Gennadiĭ Ivanovich)  Search this
Mikheev, V. R (Vadim Rostislavovich)  Search this
Dalin, V. N  Search this
Subject:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Physical description:
174, [2] p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1989
Topic:
Aeronautical engineers--Biography  Search this
Call number:
TL540.S54K38 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_397821

The story of the Winged-S; late developments and recent photographs of the helicopter, an autobiography, by Igor I. Sikorsky

Author:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 314 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Call number:
TL540.S54A3 1967X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_278392

Igor Sikorsky; his three careers in aviation, by Frank J. Delear. Foreword by James H. Doolittle

Author:
Delear, Frank J  Search this
Subject:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 272 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1969]
Call number:
TL540.S54 D45X
TL540.S54D45X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_2408

Recollections and thoughts of a pioneer, presented at the Wings Club on November 16, 1964, New York City, by Igor I. Sikorsky

Author:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 38 p. illus., ports. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
1965?]
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL559 .S57
TL559.S57
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_27901

1923-1973: fifty years of first in flight

Author:
United Aircraft Corporation Sikorsky Aircraft Division  Search this
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan 1889-1972  Search this
Subject:
United Aircraft Corporation Sikorsky Aircraft Division History  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. illus., col. ports. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
197-]
Call number:
TL724.5.S5 U41
TL724.5.S5U41
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_49756

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